Dose of arm activity training during acute and subacute rehabilitation post stroke: A systematic review of the literature.

CONCLUSION: The dose of activity-related arm training during acute and subacute rehabilitation after stroke is limited. PMID: 25568073 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS: Available trials provided insufficient evidence to permit any conclusions about routine use of rPMS for people after stroke. Additional trials with large sample sizes are needed to provide robust evidence for rPMS after stroke. PMID: 31784991 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
ConclusionSSRI therapy did not improve disability and QOL in multi-ethnic Asian patients with first-ever stroke undergoing rehabilitation.
Source: Drugs in R&D - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
ConclusionThe ICT service has augmented the existing Day Hospital with timely multi-disciplinary assessment and treatment enabling older persons ’ independence within their home in addition to forward planning if dependency levels increase. Additional benefits include reduction of primary care team waiting lists and forging links with our community and local rehab services. Future ambitions include recruitment of specialist nursing and dir ect referral pathways from our community colleagues.
Source: Age and Ageing - Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research
ConclusionFrail patients are not routinely referred for ESD post-stroke. Patients who are pre-frail or frail make similar improvements with ESD compared to non-frail patient in functional independence but not quality of life. Comparable levels of physiotherapy and occupational therapy are provided but frail patients require less SLT. Further research is needed to ascertain if frail patients are appropriate for ESD.
Source: Age and Ageing - Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research
IJERPH, Vol. 16, Pages 3272: The Effect of Animal-Assisted Therapy on the State of Patients’ Health After a Stroke: A Pilot Study International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health doi: 10.3390/ijerph16183272 Authors: Kristýna Machová Radka Procházková Michal Říha Ivona Svobodová A stroke is a condition that can give rise to consequences such as cognitive and physical constraints, which sometimes manifest in the psychological condition of the patient. Such patients commence rehabilitation as soon as is possible, which involves a multi-disciplinar...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Our objective was to investigate the impact of low-intensity aerobic training on cognitive functions in severely deconditioned subacute and chronic stroke patients. For this purpose, a randomized, controlled pilot study was designed involving subacute and chronic stroke patients. Thirty-seven eligible patients participated in the 4-week-long randomized, controlled pilot study. Patients were randomized into study group and control group and both groups participated in conventional physiotherapy included occupational therapy. Only the study group’s patients participated in a low-intensity aerobic training by cycle ergo...
Source: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Publication date: June 2019Source: The Lancet Neurology, Volume 18, Issue 6Author(s): Gary A Ford, Bipin B Bhakta, Alastair Cozens, Suzanne Hartley, Ivana Holloway, David Meads, John Pearn, Sharon Ruddock, Catherine M Sackley, Eirini-Christina Saloniki, Gillian Santorelli, Marion F Walker, Amanda J FarrinSummaryBackgroundDopamine is a key modulator of striatal function and learning and might improve motor recovery after stroke. Previous small trials of dopamine agonists after stroke provide equivocal evidence of effectiveness on improving motor recovery. We aimed to assess the safety and efficacy of co-careldopa plus routi...
Source: The Lancet Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Acupuncture therapy seems effective for motor function, pain relief and activities of daily living in stroke patients with mild SHS, when it is used in combination with rehabilitation. The low certainty of evidence downgrades our confidence in making recommendations to clinical practice. Introduction Shoulder-hand syndrome (SHS) is a common condition among people who have had a stroke, with its reported prevalence ranging from 12% to 49% (1, 2). The main symptoms of SHS include pain, hyperalgesia, joint swelling and limitations in range of motion (ROM) (3). Post-stroke SHS is also named type I complex ...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
In conclusion, there is not significant evidence due to heterogeneity of clinical data and therapies. Clinical studies with greater number of participants and protocols standardized could outline this assessment in future studies.
Source: Journal of Medical Systems - Category: Information Technology Source Type: research
We describe the proposed methods for evaluating the uHSN quantitatively and qualitatively, and how the scientific community can replicate and/or integrate this contribution in its research.ResultsThe uHSN overcomes the main limitations of traditional HSNs in the main areas recommended in the literature: privacy, security, transparency, system ecology, Quality of Service (QoS), and technology enhancement. The qualitative and quantitative research demonstrated its viability and replicability in four key points: user acceptance, productivity improvement, QoS enhancement, and fostering of social relations. It also meets the ex...
Source: Journal of Biomedical Informatics - Category: Information Technology Source Type: research
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